CFP: History of Recent Economics Conference

History of Recent Economics Conference

University of São Paulo, Brazil – March, 14-15 2016

The tenth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the University of São Paulo on March 14-15, 2016. HISRECO, which was launched in 2007 by an organizing committee comprised of Roger Backhouse, Philippe Fontaine and Tiago Mata, brings together researchers from various disciplines to study the history of economics in the postwar period. It is the organizers’ belief that this period, which witnessed crucial changes that helped establish economics as one of the dominant discourses in contemporary society, is worth studying for its own sake. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new methods inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, have helped produce insightful contextual histories of the development of recent economic ideas. In particular, this topic offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics but also want to address the current community of economists.

This is why the History of Economics Society (HES), as part of its New Initiatives program, is sponsoring a small number of young scholars who would like to participate in the next HISRECO conference, and we are trying to secure additional funds for young scholars, who will have their travel, accommodation and meal expenses covered. Accordingly, we invite all PhD students as well as researchers who have obtained their PhD over the past two years (from July 2013 to September 2015) to submit by email a paper proposal of no more than 500 words (as a pdf file, containing your current affiliation and the university and year of your PhD, if this is the case) to Pedro Duarte (pgduarte [AT] usp [DOT] br) by September 30th 2015. Selected participants will be informed by October 26th, 2015.

For those who want to know more about HISRECO, a list of past conferences and contributors can be found at

The organizers, Pedro Duarte (University of São Paulo) and Yann Giraud (University of Cergy-Pontoise).


HSS San Fran 2015: Everything You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again! By now you know if you’ve made it into the 2015 HSS Annual Meeting program, and you’ve started searching anxiously for funding, scrolling Orbitz for the best flights and counting frequent flyer miles. The GECC blog will do its best to keep you up-to-date on all of the pertinent info about deadlines for networking activities, events (and whether there will be alcohol present), and give you easy access to the HSS webpage.

A few reminders…

Scholar profiles: HSS GECC wants to feature HSS early careerist and graduate student scholars here on this blog! It’s a great way to stir up some interest in your panel or talk and get people excited! Plus, we love to hear from you. Check out our previous scholar profiles. If interested, email

Volunteering: HSS is still looking for volunteers to help run the show during the annual meeting in San Fran. Email if interested or see our link. This is a great way to meet people, and you will have your registration fee waived or reimbursed (if you’ve already paid it). It’s an easy way to save a few bucks!

Accommodations: If you are a graduate student with or without membership in HSS, there may still be available rooms in the conference hotel at the reduced graduate student nightly rate! Get in touch with HSS by emailing ASAP to make your reservations at the Westin St. Francis.

Mentorship: Keep in mind that the sign-up for the Graduate and Early Career Caucus Mentorship program is now available. Sign-up is easy, quick, and will ultimately connect you to a more senior scholar at the upcoming meeting in November.

Funding: Also, do not hesitate to apply for funding! The deadline is coming up quick. HSS allots travel grants to professional scholars and graduate students to assist them in getting to conference destinations every year. There are also Dependent Care Grants available. Deadline: September 30, 2015.

CV Review: Going on the job market? Need to polish up your CV, Cover Letter, or ask an expert tips on interviewing? The History of Science Society’s Graduate and Early Career Caucus invites you to have our CV review workshop. Have a professional in your field look over your job materials and give you instant feedback IN PERSON at HSS). Sign up now!


Stay tuned for more information about the GECC Business Meeting, mentorship events, networking receptions and mixers in the coming weeks.